Saturday, August 11, 2012
Team Lutz defeated the Iron City Pounders to take home the Union Hill/Pickneyville Cup.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The Union Hill/Pickneyville Cup which looks like a cake box, was won recently by the Alpharetta red hockey team (which includes the only woman playing in this league) at Union Hill Park in Alpharetta. Team Lutz defeated the Iron City Pounders, 2-0, in a best of three match. Bob Dannenbaum was the series MVP with four goals in the second game. The team outscored their opponents, 8-2. The league played every Tuesday night during the season.
Friday, June 24, 2011
The commission members ask City Council to give parents a year to form the booster club and get it woring.
The Alpharetta Recreation Commission voted to ask City Council to leave Union Hill Park alone for 12 months to give parents time to form a roller hockey booster club intent on making city program's sustainable. Rec Commission Chairman Jim Cregge not only made the motion during the Thursday night meeting to give the booster club time, he also volunteered to be the body's liaison and help them organize. Supporters will meet Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the parkto start formation of the booster club. Board member Ben Easterling said the administration committee met with some of the parents organizing the booster club. "We're going to go down the path seeing if we can make a go of it," he said. The committee was supplying the Union Hill boosters …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Organizers say they need parents of young players to come out to Saturday morning's meeting at the park.
Parents and players interested in forming a Union Hill Booster Club have been asked to meet at the Union Hill Roller Hockey Park on Saturday, June 25 at 8:30 a.m. Paul J. Bello is asking parents with younger players to attend. "While it’s great that we have a good group of people to do all the work, we also need to recruit parents representing the younger aged players such that we can build a sustainable program and Booster Club Administration Team," Bello said in an email invitation sent out on Wednesday. Those parents and adult players who already have volunteered to help have been sent copies of bylaws from other booster clubs in the city. "We don’t need to re-invent the wheel and it will save us time in composing our own," Bello said. …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Alpharetta's Recreation Commission heard from city residents and those from neighboring towns who use the park's rinks.
Alpharetta Recreation Commissioners seemed receptive to proposals Thursday night but made no promises to roller hockey enthusiasts asking them to save Union Hill Park from conversion into a Public Works' storage facility and greenway trail-head. More than 50 people showed up to make their case for saving the rinks, with formation of a booster club seen by most as the way to bring more players into city programs. Parents, adult league players, coaches at local schools and college players who started at Union Hill and still use it for practice came out in support–and promised to actively work to bring the programs back to a success. Mike Godby, coach of the Milton High roller hockey team, said he's been coaching at the park for five years, …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The group doesn't like the city's idea to convert Union Hill Park roller hockey rinks to Public Works' storage and a trail-head.
Parents of players and other roller hockey enthusiasts will fill the room at tonight's Alpharetta Recreation Commission meeting in an attempt to save Union Hill Park's rinks. The city's recreation and engineering departments floated an idea to convert part of the park into sand, salt and equipment storage, with space for a future greenway trailhead. Since that time, some of the people who helped get the park started and who helped in the drive for improvements several years ago have banded together to save the two rinks from demolition or a new use. Paul Bello, one of the original Friends of Union Hill Park members, jumped in to help find ways to save the park. He envisions a booster club much like the Alpharetta Youth Football Association…
Friday, May 20, 2011
Recreation director wonders where supporters have been as programs dwindled.
UPDATED 6 p.m.: A group of area residents don't like the idea of getting rid of the roller hockey rinks at Union Hill Park, but Alpharetta's Recreation and Parks director wonders where they've been for the past several years. "We had four teams in our adult league. Zero teams in our youth league," said Mike Perry, director of Recreation and Parks. "Part of the frustration is if there is such a groundswell of support, where have they been," Perry said. The city hasn't had a youth team in the past two seasons. And in the four adult teams, only 12 players are city residents. "I don't want to cut down a youth program, but right now we don't have one," Perry said. The proposal being studied is to convert the covered rink into materials storage …